Twenty-one years ago today, I did something I’d never done before (or since) – I produced the Grey Cup on CBC.
The 9-9 Saskatchewan Roughriders, under John Gregory, were going up against the 12-6 Hamilton Tiger-Cats, under Al Bruno. It was the first Grey Cup game played in Toronto’s brand-new SkyDome. And it’s generally regarded as the greatest Grey Cup game ever played. You remember…Saskatchewan’s Dave Ridgway kicked a 35-yard field goal as the game ended, giving the green Riders their first Grey Cup in forever. Final score – SASK 43 HAM 40. And producing it was an experience unlike any other. (more…)